Brookport Bridge open to traffic after grazed by barge

By Christy Hendricks
PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - Update: Traffic has reopened after the Brookport Bridge was hit by a barge.
After inspecting the bridge, KYTC inspectors determined there was no structural damage after a barge grazed the bridge pier.

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Original Story: A towed barged has struck the Brookport Bridge, shutting down traffic on both sides until it can be inspected.
There is no obvious damage to the bridge or barge, according to Public Information Officer Keith Todd with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
A KYTC Certified Bridge Inspector is on the way to the bridge.

The bridge connects US 45 over the Ohio River from Brookport, Illinois to Paducah, Kentucky.

Heartland News has a crew headed to the scene.  Stay with Heartland News and kfvs12.com for updates.